Keep me updated
We'll tell you as soon as tickets go on sale:
Direct from its smash hit Broadway run and a triumphant 55-city North American tour, the multi award-winning musical Memphis is set to be London’s hottest new destination!
In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream.
Falling in love with a beautiful club singer, one young man’s vision to bring her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America will fly in the face of cultural divides and spark a music revolution that will shake the world.
Starring the Queen of British Soul, multi-award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard), with original songs by GRAMMY® winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life inspired story from writer Joe DiPietro, Memphis will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.
Winner of ‘Best New Musical’ at the 2015 WhatsOnStage Awards, four Tony Awards in 2010 including ‘Best Musical’ and now with 9 nominations at the Olivier Awards 2015, making it the most nominated show this year, Memphis has exploded into the West End and is now London’s hottest new destination! “Full of infectious funk and pop tunes that will have you dancing in your seat” (The Mirror), Memphis will leave you feeling exhilarated by its electrifying original music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy!
Running time2h30min. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm
Performance dates09 October 2014 to October 2015
Beverley Knight's last performance as Felicia in MEMPHIS will be Saturday 17th October 2015.
Due to cast holidays, Ms Beverley Knight will not be performing on the following dates: 2 October 2015. PLEASE NOTE that Beverley Knight is NOT performing on Mondays and Wednesday matinees.
Excluding the dates above, Ms Beverley Knight is not scheduled to perform on Monday evening and Wednesday matinee performances.
From 6 July 2015 Ms Beverley Knight and Mr Matt Cardle are not scheduled to perform at Wednesday matinee performances.
Matt Cardle will not perform on Wednesday matinees from 6 July onwards. Matt Cardle is off 3rd Oct Matinee and Evening.
The Producers of Memphis cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.
News / Casting
Matt Cardle Joins Cast Of Memphis The Musical From 6 July, Beverley Knight Extends Through October
Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning ‘Best Musical’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ ‘Huey Calhoun’ from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End.
11 May, 2015 | By Jacob Porteous
News / Reviews
★★★★★ Review: Memphis The Musical
I have to say I've spent many happy hours in the Shaftebury Theatre. It is so perfectly formed with its delightful foyer and for me it always invokes a joy to be there, in the knowledge I will witness something special.
I'd wanted to see Memphis The Musical for some time and when the kind people at LondonTheatreDirect offered me the chance to realise my trip I was ecstatic!
24 Apr, 2015 | By Caroline Hanks-Farmer
6 Reasons Why Memphis Is Everything A Musical Should Be And A Hockadoo Lot More!
This article is more of the reasons why you need to see Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre, rather than a review of it. This new musical has definitely captured my imagination (as well as the many audiences) and is a master class in how a new show should be constructed.
18 Apr, 2015 | By Francesca Mepham
5 Must-See West End Shows This Spring
It’s finally spring and do you know what that means? Lots of free time to go to the theatre! But what’s playing at the moment that’s good? What do you need to catch before it closes very soon? Here are 5 shows to consider...
11 Apr, 2015 | By Shaun Nolan
My Top Ten Men Of The West End
Following my last blog highlighting My Top Ten Leading Ladies In The West End, I thought I had better give the chaps a chance. This is a bit more tricky because as an aspirational amateur performer, I don't admire the chaps in quite the same way.
3 Apr, 2015 | By Nicky Sweetland
News / Awards
A View From The Bridge, Olivier Awards And More On The Buzz From The Bardette
From Mark Strong’s staggering performance in A View from the Bridge at the Wyndham's Theatre to partying it up with the Beatles in Let It Be, here’s what I’ve been up to and what I’m looking forward to this week. We also can’t go without talking about the glittering Olivier Award nominations that have just been announced and who you want to see win one of this year’s most prestigious awards!
12 Mar, 2015 | By Rebecca Usher
Beverley Knight Extends In Memphis, Penelope Wilton Dazzles In Taken At Midnight + More! #WestEndUpdate
Producers of Memphis have announced that Beverley Knight has extended her run in the show until July 2015. Following her West End debut in The Bodyguard, Knight has been impressing West End audiences and critics with her killer vocals and newly found acting talents. Knight plays Felicia Farrell in Memphis, which is currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 31st October, alongside Killian Donnelly as Huey Calhoun.
29 Jan, 2015 | By Andrew Tomlins